Making hybrid work
RESHAPING THE FUTURE
Now that Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed in many parts of the globe, the topic of return to office and hybrid work must be considered. Many organisations are still evaluating what their future workplace will look like. Remote working has been largely a success but is not suitable or desirable for all. This has led to an examination of how and where people will work.
Many organisations are looking to adapt their workplaces and to develop spaces that meet the demands of a modern hybrid workforce, providing flexibility to foster teamwork, creativity and rebuild the culture that was impacted during the pandemic. Working practices and office design will continue to evolve over the coming months. Understanding your people and how technology supports their ways of working will be key to a successful outcome.
The future of work is hybrid.
It is important for all that the future world of work is:
- Inclusive: ensuring the right level of experience for people who work in the office as well as those who work remotely
- Equitable: ensuring fair opportunities to people regardless of where and how they are working
- Balanced: ensuring the balance between productivity and health and wellbeing is sustainable and managed
39% of your workforce could leave if you were to go back to a fully on-site model
Knowledge workers who are remote or hybrid reported a 1.46 x increase in productivity
As we examine the conversations and requirements for hybrid work, they broadly fall into 4 categories to consider:
Consideration to health and wellbeing is vital in a hybrid workplace along with the necessary digital literacy training to ensure technology is understood and adopted. The culture of the modern workplace will need to adapt to support hybrid working and promote inclusivity to ensure the best experience regardless of location.
The office space will need to adapt and change to support the change in amount of people using the office and the types of tasks that will be carried out there. Desk and meeting room booking along with occupancy analytics will provide a clear view of how the space is being used. The increase in rich media collaboration such as video will require networks to be assessed for suitability.
The devices and tools required for hybrid work need to be secure and capable of rich collaboration capability such as video and content sharing. Meeting spaces will require transformation to support parity of experience across mobile, laptop and meeting rooms. Digital identity is increasingly necessary to secure the hybrid workplace and increase productivity.
The boundaries of support within the modern hybrid workplace are more blurred than ever. With people working from home where does the line of support stop. Using modern management platforms and analytics allows people to self-serve and reduces the impact to help desks and support functions and boosts productivity. Automation of processes allows people to concentrate on the important tasks.
Computacenter has supported our customers through COVID-19 to understand, build and deliver services to enable businesses continuity and plan for the hybrid workplace. Using our industry knowledge and advisory framework, we can provide insights and actionable plans to assist you on your return to office journey.
Make progress quickly with one of these initial services that can help guide and solve hybrid work requirements.
- Return to Work Advisory Service
- Wireless Network Assessment and Implementation
- Meeting Spaces & Collaboration Assessment Service
- Remote and Mobile Worker Technology Bundles
- Workplace Security Review
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